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23 Oct 10 NSAI Houston Upcoming Events

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24TH NSAI SUNDAY SONGSWAP 4:00pm to 6:00pm, followed by Sunday Night Open Mic

Every 4th Sunday at JP Hops House

This is not a formal meeting, program, showcase or critique format- just writers hanging out with other writers, giving and getting some inspiration. We will do a “song circle” style of gathering, for writers to try out a new song or two and get feedback from fellow writers. You do not have to be a member of NSAI to attend or participate. Our facilitators alternate month-to-month, and include NSAI members Tina Allen, Leslie Krafka and Mitch Tiffin. For more information email Tina Allen at ladyti1@comcast.net

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NSAI SONG CONTEST DEADLINE OCTOBER 31ST
Want industry access? Submit your best tunes to the NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT & you might win a mentoring session with Darius Rucker, meetings with major publishers and more! The NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT runs through October 31. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a mentoring session with Capitol Records Nashville recording artist and Grammy-winning songwriter, Darius Rucker! Aspiring songwriters in ALL GENRES are encouraged to submit their best tunes for a chance at the NSAI Grand Prize or the fan-voted CMT Listeners’ Choice. For contest details and a full list of prizes, visit nsai.cmt.com. Enter today! Stay connected at facebook.com/nsaiofficial and twitter.com/nsaiofficial.

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RECORDING A FULL-LENGTH CD PROJECT? THEN, YOU MUST ATTEND THIS FREE SEMINAR NOVEMBER 6TH!

Nov 6, 1-3pm
JP Hops House – 2317 South Highway 6, Houston, Texas 77077; 281-496-0623

http://www.jphopshouse.com/
For anyone thinking about recording a new CD, producer Kim Copeland will walk you through the process in this FREE seminar, designed specifically for recording artists. Kim will bring her years of experience in music production, artist management and her talents as a vocalist, to help you prepare and make wise choices.

The last thing you want to do is spend too much money and not get a great product!

Some of the topics covered in this seminar are:

1. Defining your uniqueness

2. Planning a realistic budget

3. A step by step description of the recording process

4. Do I need a producer and how do I chose one

5. Selecting the right songs for the project

6. Communicating your ideas to the producer

7. Key selection

8. Vocal tuning

9. Mastering

10. How to avoid getting ripped off by the “sharks”

Don’t spend your hard earned money till you know exactly how a professional recording experience should work. Space is limited. Send an email to info@kimcopelandproductions.com to reserve your spot. More info at www.kimcopelandproductions.com

Kim Copeland is a long time mentor for The Nashville Songwriters Assoc., the Country Music Hall of Fame and TAXI. She was recently invited to participate in The Art & Science of Sound, the acclaimed video series on music production and recording put together by world-renowned producer/artist Alan Parsons and featuring legends like Michael McDonald and producer Tony Brown.

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Now you have TWO opportunities to attend NSAI Houston monthly workshops!

NSAI HOUSTON NORTH METRO meeting in The Woodlands, and NSAI CLEAR LAKE/SOUTH HOUSTON, meeting in Seabrook.

Join NSAI today: http://nashvillesongwriters.com

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